Aug 9, 2005

Crash Test Dummy

P O E T R Y
W E D N E S D A Y
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sign me up, i said
i want it all
the thrill of your touch
the promise of passion
yes, even love
if it comes

put me in, coach
i'm ready to run

the high was incredible
it was everything
and i became everything

like an angel on speed
walking on air
heart soaring
colors more vivid
finally alive in your arms

but all good things
must end,
right?

bam!!! the pain was unbelievable
undeniable
unforgettable

when i let you inside
no lightening bolts
but now...on your way out
i was struck
by thousands of volts

but did i denounce
this addictive drug that is you?
campaign against it?
or even take a few days off?

of course not

i went back in
no helmet
no safety belt
no airbag

pow!!! i was hit again
not just limping to the sidelines this time
but put on injured reserves

still, i did not learn
instead i yearned
for your sweet kisses
and intensely blue eyes

thoughts of being without you
slapped me in the face
like a soft summer breeze

in i went again
but this time a little slower
more cautious
eyes wide open
knowing

knowledge is a funny thing
it can keep you out of trouble
or simply mock you along the way

mine was the mocking kind

zap!! you left me reeling
dazed and confused
feeling like i was finally ready

time to throw in the towel
call it a day
a month
a year
a lifetime

all i can do now
is ask why
why did i love you
why did you hurt me

and the real question...
why do i love you still

2 comments:

Pam said...

Been there, done that. At least you're willing to admit you're a dummy.

Karyn Lyndon said...

Yes, admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery.